Have a Wonderful Time at 'It's a Wonderful Life'
Interested in seeing a heartwarming tale with an uplifting moral and familiar, lovable characters come to life on stage? Look no further than “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock.
Set at a 1940s radio station on Christmas Eve, this live radio version of Frank Capra’s classic 1946 film features dozens of characters from Bedford Falls.
In case you forgot the plot of this wonder-filled classic, George Bailey, faced with the threat of scandal and financial ruin, experiences a crisis of faith and wishes he had never been born.
Clarence, a guardian angel, makes it his mission to restore George’s will to live. Every life lived makes a difference in other lives, whether it’s obvious or not.
Ticket prices vary, but most are around $60, according to the box office.
Wednesday is Pay What You Can Night, sponsored by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Tickets must be purchased in person at the box office at 601 Main St. on the day of the performance. It opens at 9 a.m. There are at least 100 tickets available for purchase, and tickets are limited to two per person.
Saturday is Pay Your Age Night, sponsored by Little Rock Soiree and Zetêo Coffee. If you are between the ages of 22 and 40, you can pay your age that day and enjoy complimentary beverages from Zetêo Coffee. There are 50 tickets available for purchase, and tickets are limited to four per household. Purchase through the box office in person or by phone.
Ticket price is based on the age of the oldest person in the group. Proof of age for each member of the party is required at time of pick-up, and the offer is based on seating availability.
Showtimes are 7 p.m. Dec. 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 23 and 26-28; and 2 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 15, 21-22 and 28-29.
A director’s talk will be held at 6:15 prior to the Dec. 4 and 5 shows.
And, on Dec. 5 and 12, enjoy a complimentary beer tasting provided by Diamond Bear Brewing Co. and by Stone’s Throw Brewing, respectively, at 6 p.m.
“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” is sponsored by the UAMS College of Pharmacy, Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Bank of America, Harriet & Warren Stephens and Rose Law Firm.
For more details, to view a seating chart and/or purchase tickets, visit The Rep’s website.